Technical Session

C31

HMD

Changing Preconceptions of Heavy, Ugly Contraptions:New Products are Small, Light, and cool

Datetime: 10/25  10:00 - 12:30

Floor: PACIFICO YOKOHAMA Conference Center

About lecture and lecturer

Conditions for the Spread of HMDs

Although various companies developed HMDs aiming at developing a large market over more than ten years, they were not successful now. However, since the announcement of the Google Glass, the attention to HMDs is increasing and it is considered now that there are a large potential of the rapid spread of HMDs as key devices which everyone use in their daily lives. In this lecture, considering types of HMDs for various purposes and and conditions of their specifications for each purpose, their current status and the possibility of future deployment will be presented. Further, comparing with other wearable devices such as wearable cameras and watch-type devices, the future development of wearable computing is predicted.

Masahiko Tsukamoto

Masahiko Tsukamoto

Department of Electronics Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Kobe University

Masahiko TSUKAMOTO received the B.E., M.S., and Dr.E. degrees from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1987, 1989, and 1994, respectively. From 1989 to 1995, he was a research engineer at Sharp Corporation. From 1995 to 2004, he was an assistant/associate professor at the Department of Information Systems Engineering of Osaka University. In 2004, he joined the Graduate School of Engineering of Kobe University as an professor.

His research interests include the system, device, and interface architecture of wearable and ubiquitous computing and their applications to ecology, healthcare, entertainment, and safety. Moreover, as part of his research, he has been using wearable computers including head mounted displays in his daily life since March, 2001.

He is the president of a nonprofit organization “the wearable computer research-and-development organization”

Product features of immersive HMD from Sony to provide unique user experience

Sony released immersive HMD from 2011, as proposal of new style for cotent viewing.

This presentation will introduce concept of user experience we target, "extraordinary viewing situation", and product features to realize the concept.

Here I explain background of improvement in products focused on approach for 1st generation "HMZ-T1" / 2nd generation "HMZ-T2" and feedback to them from users, and highlight new features and proposal of 3rd generation "HMZ-T3" we anounced as advanced successor of HMZ-T2 this year.

Hideki Mori

Hideki Mori

Home Entertainment & Sound Business Group Product Planner

Sony Corporation

Joined SONY in 2002. After he worked on the development of video signal processing algorithm and planning mid-term technology development strategy in corporate research center, move to the product planning department. He was assigned as planner of the application realizing linkage function between product, and also in charge of new category product planning. He participated in development immersive HMD "HMZ-T1" from the beginning as product planner of new category field. He also drove product planning of all successor models, "HMZ-T2" and "HMZ-T3W/T3".

Panel Discussion
Impact of Google Glass and Future of HMD (tentative)

Moderator: Masahiko Tsukamoto

Moderator: Masahiko Tsukamoto

Department of Electronics Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

Kobe University

Panelist: Tsuda Atsunari

Panelist: Tsuda Atsunari

Visual Products Operations Division HMD Business Management Department General

Seiko Epson Corp.

Panelist: Takahito Fukuda

Panelist: Takahito Fukuda

President

WESTUNITIS CO,.LTD

Founded the manual production company in 1984 through the manual production company from car company Engineering Department.

The Westunitis co,.ltd. Founded in 1991,Was appointed President.

Started wearable computing business in 2000.

Launched the NPO wearable computer research and development mechanism together with Professor Tsukamoto in 2003.

Was appointed Deputy Director.

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